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Laos, officially the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, is Southeast Asia’s only land-locked country.

A French colony until 1953, Laos is largely mountainous, with the most fertile land found along the Mekong plains. It is intersected by a multitude of rivers and streams, the most important of which is the mighty Mekong River.

It is also known as “The Land of a Million Elephants” (a translation from its historic nickname of “Lane Xang”), though its elephant population is fast dwindling.

Popular Sites For Bird-Watching

Laos is home to over 700 recorded bird species, with new species added to the list almost monthly, making it a very exciting birding...

Water Parks

Keep cool and splash around at these water parks which offer something fun for every member of the family. Inpeng Water Park Vientiane Ocean Park Vientiane Vientiane  

Popular Cycling Routes Under 100km

Laos offers two-wheeled adventures for every type of cyclist. Here are some routes which you can complete in one day. Kasi to Vang Vieng Kiu Ka...

Popular Attractions

Laos offers something for every type of traveller. Explore these attractions and discover different aspects of the country. Champasak • Bolaven Plateau • Si Phan Don (Four...

Popular Cycling Spots

Cycling is one of the best ways to explore Laos and enjoy its captivating scenery. Here are some of the country’s best spots for...

Popular Waterfalls & Nature Spots

Nature lovers will be impressed with Laos’ majestic waterfalls, mountains and parks. Enjoy the country’s natural beauty at these places. Ba Chiang District • Tad Pha...

Popular Caves To Explore

Cave explorers are in for a treat as Laos is home to many majestic caves. Check out the stunning karst formations, underground rivers and...

Encounters With Wildlife

Laos is home to a sizable population of different animal species including endangered ones. Here are the places to go to see the country’s...

Popular Kayaking Spots

Enjoy scenic views of Laos’ landscapes and riverside villages while paddling on its rivers. These are some of the most popular spots for kayaking. Don...

Lao Specialities

Packed with herbs, fresh vegetables and chillies, Laotian food is colourful and full of flavour. Don't leave the country without getting a taste of...

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